Leicester ‘believe’ they have won race for Arsenal-linked Odsonne Edouard


Leicester ‘believe’ they have won race for Arsenal-linked Odsonne Edouard

An update in the reported transfer pursuit of Celtic star Odsonne Edouard has been provided recently.

Premier League sides eyeing Edouard

Edouard made the move to Celtic on a permanent basis in 2018, departing PSG for around £9m.

And the Frenchman has since gone on to enjoy a very solid stint at Parkhead.

All told, in 160 outings across all competitions, Edouard has found the net 81 times, and provided 35 assists.

And though Celtic are not having the greatest season so far, the 23-year-old himself has continued to produce, with 20 goals and four assists in 32 appearances.

Such fine form has, unsurprisingly, seen Edouard garner interest from outside of Scotland.

Teams such as Arsenal and West Ham have previously been credited with an interest in the hitman, whose current Celtic deal only runs until 2022.

It was also claimed more recently that Leicester City could face competition from Arsenal and Aston Villa in the race to sign the Frenchman.

Edouard set for Leicester?

Now, though, a fresh update, which emerged late on Thursday evening, appears to suggest one club have taken the lead in the pursuit of Edouard.

According to the Daily Mail, Leicester believe they have won the race to sign Edouard.

It is added that Edouard is believed to have indicated he wants to link-up with former boss, Brendan Rodgers, at the King Power, with a deal worth around £15m said to be close to being agreed.

Said fee may seem slightly low for someone with Edouard’s goalscoring ability, but it is worth remembering the hitman will have just one year left on his current contract in the summer.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 27 39 65
2 Manchester United FC 27 21 51
3 Leicester City FC 27 15 50
4 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
5 Chelsea FC 26 16 44
6 Liverpool FC 26 13 43
7 Everton FC 25 5 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 25 14 39
9 Aston Villa FC 25 11 39
10 Arsenal FC 26 7 37
11 Leeds United 26 -1 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 27 -9 34
13 Crystal Palace FC 27 -14 34
14 Southampton FC 26 -13 30
15 Burnley FC 27 -16 29
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 26 -7 26
17 Newcastle United FC 26 -17 26
18 Fulham FC 26 -11 23
19 West Bromwich Albion 26 -35 17
20 Sheffield United FC 27 -27 14
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 7

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